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From ICL: "New study shows how some E. coli bacteria hijack key proteins to survive longer"


Imperial College London

19 December 2014
Laura Gallagher

A new study shows how two strains of the intestinal bug E. coli manage to hijack host proteins used to control the body’s immune system. 471 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From Imperial College London: "Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos"


Imperial College London

12 December 2014
Francesca Davenport

For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to… 1,011 more words

Basic Research

Scientists have developed a powder that can make you feel fuller

Scientists in the UK have developed a kind of super-fiber that may one day be added to breads, juices, and a variety of packaged foods to make people feel fuller from fewer calories. 288 more words

The Grimm Letter

David Colquhoun writes in his blog of Stefan Grimm, a professor at Imperial College London who died in September. There is now an email circulating in Grimm’s name which speaks of his troubles with department administration: 191 more words

Contact lenses with built-in video could be 3D printed

Who needs Glass when you’ve got contact lenses that can display video and even detect health problems? What’s more, lenses with these capabilities could one day be created using a 3D printer. 306 more words

Technology

Planet Poker (Day 181)

If you had to sit down in front of the three biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world – China (29 per cent), USA (15 per cent), and the European Union (10 per cent) – and persuade them to scale back their use of fossil fuels what would you say? 813 more words

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